Tour De France Paused After Cyclists Accidentally Hit With Police Tear Gas

Jo Caldwell
July 25, 2018

Thomas now commands a lead of two minutes and 30 seconds over Froome, the 2017 Tour de France victor, with only four stages to go.

"The last few days I felt really good, which is a good sign", said Martin. "I was sad for (Yates) but it could have happened to me, too, because I took a lot of risks".

According to a statement from French authorities in the local Aude department, a small group of 20 activists made the intervention to protest a planned reduction of European Union funding in their area.

Thomas remained 1 minute, 39 seconds ahead of four-time champion Froome, with Dumoulin 1:50 back.

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Julianna Kozis of Markham was killed in the shooting that also claimed the life of 18-year-old Reese Fallon and injured 13 others. It was not immediately clear whether the man killed himself or died of injuries after being shot by police.

"A stage a little atypical in the Tour de France because it will be extremely short", Philippe Mauduit, sports director of UAE Team Emirates, told the Tour de France's official website.

Team boss Dave Brailsford said they will now plan to make sure Froome joins Thomas on the Tour de France podium: "He's not out of it necessariy, there's a big mountain day to come, and the time trial".

The 65-kilometre (40-mile) route from Bagneres-de-Luchon features three grueling climbs and hardly a stretch of flat road. It was the same descent where Italian rider Fabio Casartelli died in the 1995 Tour.

The sight of Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas wiping away tears on the side of the road was, presumably, exactly what a certain section of the race-going public have been wanting since the start of this race in the Vendee over two weeks ago.

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Philippe Gilbert amazingly got back on his bike after this terrifying crash over a wall on Stage 16 of the 2018 Tour de France. Riders had to slow down when they reached the scene and footage shows them rubbing their eyes after passing through the demonstration. "But I ended up more or less OK".

"First of all, I want to say that I'm happy to be here after that tough moment", Gilbert said.

Alaphilippe also won the 10th stage and is wearing the polka-dot jersey of the mountains classification leader.

Quick-Step bosses panicked when Gilbert went over the wall - it was on the same descent, albeit several kilometres below, that Italian Fabio Casartelli died in a disgusting crash in 1995.

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